Innovative Public/Private Model to Revitalize a Downtown
Tod Newcombe at Governing explains how it works:
"What's unusual about the project is that the developer will assume almost all of the financial risk. Only when the infrastructure is finished will Quincy step in and assume responsibility for the debt by issuing general obligation bonds. With those bonds as a guarantee, the developer, Street-Works Development, expects to tap private equity and debt markets to build the offices, shops, apartments and parking garages."